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Date: Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 23:10
A modern day case of apartheid in the UK (via Joshuapundit):
Leading retailer Sports Direct has apologised to customers after a security guard allegedly barred “Jews” from entering its store.

The security guard was removed from the store after he told Jewish students - Nathan Rosen and Daniel Levitan - they could not enter the branch in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, on Friday afternoon.

The guard, who was sacked from the security company supplying Sports Direct with staff, reportedly told two Year 7 students wearing Yavneh College school uniform: “No Jews, no Jews”.
Curious the JC makes no mention who the guard was - a Muslim, maybe? I'm glad justice prevailed here and he got kicked out. But the paper's done a serious wrong by failing to tell what the man's background was.
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Date: Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 19:27
Update: A love of science compels me to correct this and note that January through August is eight months, rather than "six" as I wrote, at least according the traditional, orthodox manner of counting typically favored by The Establishment. 
By the non-traditional, freethinking Eastern-inflected folkways I prefer, it could be any range of numbers from three to seventeen. I chose "six" as both a poetical, numinous number filled with mythic resonances and whispered truths, as well as being a good compromise figure between 3 and 17 calculated to not upset the more hidebound, numerically-orthodox minds out there in my readership. 
But I see now that even this minor gesture in the direction of open-mindedness and aesthetic daring is now being challenged and mocked. 
So, thus harassed by vicious critics, I have changed the number to the Establishment-preferred "eight." 
So The Establishment wins again. Quel surprise.
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Date: Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 16:01
On the day of the 9-11 Memorial, there was an honor murder committed in the Galilee:
Four men, including the victim’s brother, were indicted Thursday for murdering 14-year-old Fatma Hayb, allegedly because she had angered them by leaving her house without a chaperone.

Along with the brother, Mustafa Hayb, 24, the defendants are her cousins Majed Hayb, 20; Issa Hayb, 20; and Bashar Hayb, 19. All are residents of the village of Tuba Zangaria in the Upper Galilee.

Fatma was murdered on the night of June 12. According to the indictment filed in the Nazareth District Court, Mustafa and Majed had both threatened to hurt or even kill her several times before, saying she was leaving the house without their permission and wandering around without a chaperone. At some point, they decided to carry out their threat and enlisted Bashar and Issa to help.

At 10:20 P.M. on June 12, the indictment stated, Bashar and Issa came to Fatma’s house with a 9mm pistol by prearrangement with Mustafa and Majed. Fatma was sitting outside in the courtyard. Bashar and Issa shot her at least eight times, hitting her in both the upper and lower body, then fled the scene. Fatma was severely wounded and died soon after arriving at the hospital.

Mustafa is also charged with trying to harm another of his sisters just 11 days before Fatma’s murder. That sister, who is 20, enraged him by staying out one night until 9:30 P.M., the indictment said. When she returned, he grabbed her by the hair, but she managed to escape. He then chased after her with a knife.

All four men are charged with murder, conspiracy to commit a crime and weapons offenses. Mustafa and Majed are also charged with menacing. The prosecution asked that all four be remanded until the end of the trial.

Attorney Said Haddad, the public defender who is representing Mustafa Hayb, said his client denies “that he had any connection to the murder or desired his sister’s death.”

Mustafa did know there was a plan afoot to injure his sister, as a warning to her to mend her behavior, but nothing beyond that, Haddad added.

Moreover, any cooperation between Mustafa and the murderers stemmed from concrete threats that failure to cooperate would lead to him and other members of his family being killed, Haddad said. These threats precluded any possibility of complaining to the police or otherwise acting to prevent the attack on his sister, since “any attempt to change things would have brought his life to an end.”
All I can say about the lawyer is that he's clearly abetting his client's taqqiya, and is just as bad as he is. The four men who committed this repulsive crime should be locked away in isolation and the key thrown away.
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Date: Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 12:33
The UK Telegraph spoke with Marvel's EIC Alonso, who's proven himself as bad as his predecessor Joe Quesada, about the scrutiny they came under for the Spider-Woman cover by Milo Manara they're publishing, and the way their female take on Thor is drawn. Not surprisingly, he and the paper remain superficial about religion as seen in the Muslim Ms. Marvel series, which we'll get to in a moment. First:
The comic book world has long been dominated by male superheroes, from Superman and Spiderman to Captain Marvel and Iron Man. It’s only recently that mainstream companies like Marvel have started to create strong female characters, too. Think Ms Marvel, a young Muslim heroine, Black Widow, and the latest, a female Thor to replace the current male superhero.
Anyone who adheres to bad religions and belief systems can't be very strong as a thinker, that's for sure. Again, if they'd just emphasized her being Pakistani without focusing on religion, it could've worked better. But this is the new PC Marvel, and they'd rather focus on what they think is logical.
Marvel’s decision to allow a female superhero to wield Thor’s famous hammer has gone down well with fan girls all over the world. The fact that they're doing it without giving her an overtly feminine name (‘She-Thor’ or ‘Thorita’ were just two suggestions) is even more promising.
All of them from A to Z? I think that's a bit farfetched. How do they know several million women in the world solely demand a female replacement for Thor, and not a heroine who can stand on her own without being based so absurdly on the role of a guy whose name is quite masculine? It's silly to say keeping the masculine name hasn't gone by without criticism from any fangirl.
Axel Alonso, Marvel’s editor-in-chief, explains the idea came from the writer. But he says the Marvel team was equally enthused: “It wasn’t lost on us, of course, the power of a female Thor. The American comic book market has for decades been very much dominated by male writers and characters".
And it still is. Otherwise, they'd ask somebody like Louise Simonson to take up the task her great husband Walter worked on back in the mid-80s. But she'd probably want to work it all out with a path more faithful to past writing efforts that aren't so PC, and that's why today, they wouldn't hire her.
Alonso also explains that, although Marvel has no official policy, the company has been making an unspoken move towards diversity.

“Slowly we have made progress on that front," he adds. "We believe there’s an audience of women out there who are hungry for this and we want to make sure they get it. This is affirmative action. This is capitalism.”
Seriously, he, a leftist, supports capitalism? And I thought it was becoming a dirty word among some leftists, who prefer the term "free enterprise"! But is this really affirmative action? Not if they go out of their way to replace the male Thor in such a silly way, instead of taking the challenge of spotlighting Sif, his childhood sweetheart among the goddesses of Asgard.


Alonso says they're going by what they believe. But I think it's silly to assume women are demanding the male Thor be replaced at all costs, just like it's silly to think Blacks and Latinos want white superheroes replaced at all costs. Similarly, it's ludicrous to think women, Blacks and Latinos wanted the Spider-marriage erased at all costs, and Mary Jane Watson marginalized so badly, ending up in situations that make it impossible for people to look forward to new appearances she makes, since, as Dan Slott's proven with his last rendition, the guest appearances can turn out to be absolutely terrible and not worth reading. Overlooked by the Telegraph is what women think of all that. As I once mentioned before, if a black writer who supports the Spider-marriage came along, there's no chance Alonso and company would approve his/her wish to restore it.
An audience there certainly is. It's estimated that 46.67 per cent of comic fans are women. That's why it's so important for comic book creators to wake up to the fact that they have more female readers than ever.
If they did, the Spider-marriage would still be intact, ditto the coherent characterization for various other civilian female cast members. So it's pretty obvious they're still asleep.
“I don’t want to run away from sexy characters but I think there’s a difference between characters being sexy and gratuitous," says Alonso. "It comes down to context. I won’t say we won’t do sexy female characters. That’s preposterous and ridiculous. For one thing it’s in the eye of the beholder.”

But when you have hordes of female fans complaining about a sexualised Spiderwoman and busty Thor, then surely that’s a sign that something has to change? Especially when Alonso himself admits that there is a double standard - with male superheroes escaping this treatment?

“I challenge you to find in Ms Marvel anything that resembles the Playboy model standard,” he says. “But I don’t want to be Mr Goody-Two-Shoes. We’re creating stories. I don’t want to say there’s no room for stuff that’s not just fun. Then you’re censoring yourself.

“I want to make sure I have books like Ms Marvel and Black Widow that I’m proud about and could give to my daughter. But at the same time I don’t want to be the PC police and say you can’t be naughty; you can’t be fun.”
Alas, he is being the PC police. His staff have seen to it criticism of bad religions like Islam is haram (forbidden), and only an otherwise positive portrayal is allowed. Forget sexiness, what's galling here is his refusal - and theirs - to comment on how the Ms. Marvel book won't be honest and transparent about Islam. And if they won't be honest about the Religion of Peace's cruelty and its view on women's status, how can the book be something worth giving to a daughter? It's not whether any of the female characters look like Playboy bunnies that's concerning here, it's whether the script is open about the Koran's content that is. If they cannot be honest and tell each and every Sura from the pages of the Koran in their tale, then they're doing nothing more than marketing a misleading product to girls no matter what age they are.

The article doesn't do a very good job in its focus on She-Hulk either:
It brings us to the other issue that many fan girls have with the way women are portrayed in comic books: body shape.

Jade Sarson, creator of comic series Café Suada, recently spoke to me about how many superheroes are ‘skinny, waif sort of characters’. She was relieved that the female Thor is quite bulky, but told me that She-Hulk – a character who was once described as ‘a giant, green porn star’ – is “super thin”.
They don't even mention who called Jennifer Walters that, screenwriter David Goyer, nor do they tell how quite a few people were disgusted by his dirty language. And Stan Lee's rebuttal of Goyer's assertion She-Hulk was only created as a sex partner for Bruce Banner goes unmentioned either. From what they say here, you'd think Goyer's creepy little crack was something told back in the 80s. With all that offensive language, Goyer only proved why nobody should be quick to embrace him as the perfect screenwriter for comics movies. And what's so wrong with She-Hulk being thin? It's the way you'd expect to see in an animated cartoon, and you can't possibly expect them to draw anatomies true-to-life.
Even though Marvel won’t stop fully sexualising female characters, it's good news that they are still working on diversity. Alonso tells me he’s "open” to having a transgender superhero, as well as more story lines around the issue of sexuality. He'd also love to see a Black Widow movie starring Scarlett Johansson (as would most of her fans, no doubt).

He also says that it's likely there will be more female comic heroes. We could even see a female Iron Man (one of the big three Marvel heroes) - or ‘Iron Maiden' - as he suggests she could be called.

“I think it’s very feasible. But we don’t start with, hey why don’t we make Iron Man female? That’s not the way to go about it. Ultimately if the story’s bad, it will explode in your face.”
And they've had plenty of bad storylines dating back to the early/mid 90s. The only reason why they succeeded as well as they did is because of the mindless, ill-informed addicts who buy out of obsession/compulsion, not based on story merit. That, along with their refusal to change publication format, is exactly why they've gradually lost other audiences who think better in terms of talent. These ideas he's willing to try out are not based on story value, they're just based on PC ideas he thinks must be accepted no matter what. And that's why they're not gaining audience, but rather, losing it.
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Date: Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 11:06

There is much debate about the word "Islamophobe."

CAIR, and their enablers on the Left, are busy throwing the word around at every person who dares to criticize Islam, even when this criticism is directed at the most draconian of Sharia punishments such as death to gays and apostates.

Meanwhile, people on the Right get irritated by the word "Islamophobe", and make attempts to defend themselves against the use of the word, replying in some form of the following,

1) I don't dislike Muslims. I dislike the ideology of Orthodox Islam.

or

2) Islam is a Warrior ideology. It is reasonable to fear such a dangerous set of ideas.

or

3) I only dislike Extremist Muslims. I have no problem with "Moderate Muslims".

I think all of these statements are actually evading the truth of "Islamophobia."

Here's my perspective:

I am NOT an Islamophobe. I am not afraid of Islam, nor am I afraid of Muslims.

I accept the idea that war is a fact of life, and I accept the idea that Islam is War-like ideology which stipulates that non-Muslims are to be converted, killed, or subjugated under the Jizya.

I also accept that Islam teaches that gays and apostates ought to be killed. And I accept that Islam teaches that those who criticize Islam are to be put to death for "stirring up mischief in the land."

I accept that large swaths of the Islamic world believe in these ideas.

And yet, I am not afraid. I have multiple reasons for not being afraid. The reasons are really not the point of this essay. Some are spiritual. Some have to do with what I see as the mechanical realities of culture. Some are simply personal. But as I say, my lack of fear on this subject is not the point.

The point is, we who speak out against Islam are not the Islamophobes. We speak out because we choose NOT to live in fear of Islam. We are not afraid, and we demonstrate that we are not afraid by the very fact that we are willing to speak out.

So, who are the Islamophobes?

To answer the question, first we need to define Islam. Here's my definition:

  • Islam is a religion based upon the life and teachings of Mohammed as put forth in the Koran and the Hadith. 
  • Mohammed taught that Infidels are to be killed. 
  • Mohammed taught that the People of the Book are to be given the option of living as second-class citizens, and if they do not agree, they are also to be killed. 
  • Mohammed taught that gays and apostates are to be killed. 
  • And Mohammed taught that all Jews will be murdered on the Day of Judgement, when the stones and trees themselves will say, "There is a Jew behind me. Come and kill him."

So that is Islam. Islam may be more than that, but the weight of the above tenets is so great that no good deed - short of Christ coming back - could make such a weight bearable.

The world is full of Muslims who do not adhere strictly to these tenets. Our society chooses to call such Muslims, "moderate." I choose to call them marginal Muslims. I call them marginal Muslims, because as is true of marginal Christians, or marginal Hindus, they do not adhere to the Orthodoxy of their own religion, whether through choice, or ignorance.

So now, to the question of who are the real Islamophobes.

The real Islamophobes are those who are afraid of real Islam; those who are afraid of what Islam is.

Now, look around you. Who is afraid of what Islam is? Who is afraid to deal with Islam as it manifests itself upon the earth?

ISIS is not afraid to deal with what Islam really is. They come right out and say what they believe, and they lay their lives on the line in the interest of acting according to their beliefs.

The real Islamophobes are those who are afraid to deal with Islam as it is. They are the ones who continually obfuscate and refuse to see what is as plain as the nose on their own faces.

Marginal Muslims who choose to remain Muslim even though they don't believe in the tenets of their own religion; they are afraid of Islam. They are Islamophobes. The reason they do not convert is because they know apostates are to be put to death under Islam. They have good reason to be Islamophobic, don't they?

Leftist apologists for Islam are also Islamophobic. When a Leftist, who has not studied Islam, presumes to lecture the public on Islam, all the while contradicting the primary schools of Islamic Jurisprudence, the teachings of major Imams, the actions of ISIS, and the words of the Koran itself, well, then, those people betray their Islamophobia by refusing to acknowledge Islam for what it is.

They refuse to admit what Islam is because they are afraid of what Islam is.

They are Islamophobes.

And who else is afraid of Islam? Who are the other Islamophobes?

CAIR is afraid of Islam. The last thing CAIR wants you to know is what Islam is really about. The entire purpose of CAIR, and most other Islamic "rights" groups, is to obfuscate about the truth of Islam, so that the Infidels will not catch on.

CAIR is afraid that we Infidels will come to know the truth about Islam before the True Islam has gathered enough power for Islam to do to us what ISIS is currently doing to the Iraqis.

CAIR is afraid of Islam, so CAIR refuses to admit the truth of Islam.

CAIR is Islamophobic.

So we see those who accept things for what they are, and choose to oppose them anyway, those people are not Islamophobes.

The Islamophobes are afraid to admit the reality of the Elephant in the Room. They are afraid to put words to the facts before their very eyes. They believe any word spoken, acknowledging the truth of Islam, only gives Islam more power.

They are the true Islamophobes.
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Date: Monday, 15 Sep 2014 17:46
Turkey, already a facilitator of Islamofascism, is seeking to meddle in NATO affairs:
Turkey is the big Muslim power that sits atop raging conflicts in Iraq and Syria, so it might be expected to take a leading role in the NATO coalition announced this month to take on the Islamic State group.

Instead it has told allies that it will stay quietly behind the scenes, keeping its soldiers out of combat operations and even declining to allow NATO to use its bases or territories to launch air attacks.

The reticence has roots in two dilemmas: the Islamic State group holds dozens of Turkish hostages, including diplomats, and Turkey is wary of boosting its rebellious Kurdish minority in the battle against Islamic State group enemies in Iraq.

Turkey's position is complicated by its eagerness to uproot the Syrian regime of Bashar Assad, which led to tolerance of anti-Assad Islamist fighters taking refuge on its side of the Syrian border — and may have given the Islamic State group some breathing room in Turkey. More recently, it has been forced to confront the threat that the group posed.
Only to its own regime, not Syria's. We shouldn't be surprised if Turkey would want to take over Syria! Indeed, that's a vision doubtlessly shared by opposing Muslim factions, to take over the other's territory.

The only reason why Turkey is getting involved here is obviously because of the hostages taken from their side. It has nothing to do with any British or American hostages who've been taken by ISIS. Regardless of that, Turkey shouldn't be trusted to be of any help to NATO, and their involvement here could be very dangerous.
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Date: Monday, 15 Sep 2014 11:48
NYPOST:
Illegal aliens in New York could score billions in Medicaid and college-tuition money — along with driver’s licenses, voting rights and even the ability to run for office — if Democrats win control of the state Senate in November, the Post has learned. 
A little-known bill, dubbed “New York is Home,” would offer the most sweeping amnesty available anywhere in the country to nearly 3 million noncitizens living in the Empire State. 
It would bar police from releasing any information about them to the feds, unless it involves a criminal warrant unrelated to their immigration status. 
Under the proposed legislation, undocumented immigrants could also apply for professional licenses and serve on juries. 
The plan hinges on Democrats — who now control both the governorship and the state Assembly — wresting control of the Senate from Republicans, who oppose immigration amnesty. 
Bronx Sen. Gustavo Rivera, who is sponsoring the legislation in the upper chamber, said he thinks the bill would be in position to be passed “if we have a stable Democratic majority in the Senate.” 
He also likened his measure to the campaigns to legalize same-sex marriage and medical marijuana. 
“It’s something I believe in,” Rivera said Sunday night. “It’s something the state can do and should do. 
Democratic Brooklyn Assemblyman Karim Camara, the chief Assembly sponsor, agreed that taking the Senate was key, saying “The bill would have a better shot at passing with a Democratic Senate.” 
“I look forward [to] having a robust conversation about how significant this bill is.”But the GOP plans on using the proposal to warn voters how radical New York would become if Democrats take charge. 
Republicans are already referring to it as the “illegal immigrants benefits legislation” and will make the bill their poster child in elections in more conservative upstate and suburban districts. 
“This bill could pass if the Democrats are in charge of the Senate. They’re out of their minds,” said Sen. Marty Golden (R-Brooklyn). 
“This is astounding. This undermines our nation’s immigration laws and procedures.” 
Said state Conservative Party chairman Mike Long: “This is absolutely amnesty. It disregards the laws of the United States. It’s unconscionable,” Long added.
UNCONSCIONABLE.

UN-PATRIOTIC.

ILLEGAL.

THE DEMOCRAT PARTY ISN'T A POLITICAL MACHINE ANYMORE; IT'S A CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE.

THE DEMOCRAT POLICY ON ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS IS AIMED AT ONE THING: PERPETUATING THEIR HOLD ON POWER SO THEY CAN CONTINUE TO LOOT THE PUBLIC TREASURY AND HAND-OUT BENEFITS TO THEIR MACHINE.

IF WE HAD AN INDEPENDENT AND FEARLESS DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, THEN THEY WOULD INDICT THE DEMOCRAT PARTY AS A CRIMINAL RACKET AND BUST THEM USING RICO STATUTES.

IF A LAW LIKE THIS PASSES, THEN WE CAN KISS THE USA GOOD-BYE AND SAY HELLO TO ANOTHER USSR.

WE CAN PUT A HALT TO THIS IN NOVEMBER.

IN FACT, IT'S NOVEMBER OR NEVER.
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Date: Monday, 15 Sep 2014 09:17
NYTIMES:
YOUNG families are better educated than ever before, but they are earning lower real incomes. 
The Federal Reserve Board’s newly released 2013 Survey of Consumer Finances indicates that the median family headed by someone under 35 years of age earned $35,509 in 2013 dollars. Adjusted for inflation, that is 6 percent less than similar families reported in the first such survey, in 1989. 
... The largest declines have come since the 2007 survey — the last one in which participants discussed their income in a year before the Great Recession began. 
The following survey covered income earned during the recession, and it was not easy to know how much of the falloff was a cyclical phenomenon that would disappear when the economy recovered. 
But the newest survey covered income in 2012, three years after the recession ended, and shows that most of the lost ground has not been recovered. 
In fact, the real median income for all of the age groups except those in the 35-to-44 group declined from 2010 to 2013.
REPEAT: MOST OF THE DECLINE HS OCCURRED AFTER THE RECESSION AND ONLY SINCE OBAMA'S POLICIES HAVE TAKEN HOLD.

IN OTHER WORDS: OBAMA'S POLICIES ARE WRECKING THE MIDDLE CLASS AND DESTROYING THE AMERICAN DREAM.

WE CAN STOP THE DECLINE IN NOVEMBER.

IN FACT; IT'S NOVEMBER OR NEVER.

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Date: Monday, 15 Sep 2014 00:17
DESERTION FROM THE ARMED FORCES HAS LONG BEEN A CRIME PUNISHABLE BY DEATH.

ESPECIALLY IN A TIME OF WAR.

IN ISLAM, APOSTASY IS PUNISHABLE BY DEATH.

APOSTASY MIGHT BE DEFINED AS DESERTING ONE'S FAITH.

ISLAM IS THE ONLY RELIGION THAT HAS THIS AS A BASIC TENET AND COMMON PRACTICE.

SINCE THE HOLOCAUST, SOME JEWS CONSIDER RELATIVES WHO MARRY OUTSIDE THEIR FAITH TO BE "DEAD" - IN A FIGURATIVE SENSE AND THEY SHUN THEM, BUT THEY DO NOT LITERALLY KILL THEM.

IS ISLAM, THESE "DESERTERS" ARE KILLED - OFTEN BY FAMILY MEMBERS WHO DO SO TO REGAIN THEIR "ISLAMIC HONOR".

I THINK THIS REVEALS HOW ISLAM IS MORE LIKE A MARTIAL CREED THAN A RELIGION.

AFTER ALL, IF FAITH IS AN ACT OF CONSCIENCE, THEN HOW CAN ANYONE BE COERCED TO BECOME A MEMBER OR REMAIN A MEMBER OF A CERTAIN FAITH OR CERTAIN SECT?

MUSLIMS WHO ARE CONVERTED UNDER THREAT OF VIOLENCE OR DEATH ARE MORE LIKE UNWILLING CONSCRIPTS INTO AN ISLAMIC ARMY THAN CONVERTS TO A "RELIGION OF PEACE".

A "RELIGION OF PEACE" CANNOT BE ONE WHICH THREATENS DEATH TO ANYONE WHO WISHES TO LEAVE THAT RELIGION; NOR CAN A "RELIGION OF PEACE" BE ONE WHICH USES VIOLENCE AND THE THREAT OF VIOLENCE TO GAIN ADHERENTS.

SUCH AN ORGANIZATION IS A MARTIAL ONE, NOT A RELIGIOUS ONE.

IT IS A GANG OR ARMY, NOT A RELIGION.

IT SHOULD BE TREATED AS SUCH.

WE DON'T DO SO AT OUR PERIL.
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Date: Sunday, 14 Sep 2014 13:33
FIRST A CLIP FROM BARTIROMO'S SHOW: WARSH SAYS WE NEED PRIVATE BUSINESS INVESTMENT TO PICK UP SUBSTANTIALLY BEFORE WE CAN GROW.

NOW, MY COMMENTARY:
THE FEDERAL RESERVE IS NOT THE ONLY PLAYER IN TOWN.

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, AND THE EU AND CHINA AND PUTIN AND YES ISIS ALSO  GET THEIR SAY.

IOW: DISPARATE POLITICAL NEEDS AND GOALS ALSO HAVE THEIR SAY.

BECAUSE THE FED GETTING READY TO WITHDRAW SUPPORT, AND THE ECB IS GETTING READY TO START THEIR OWN QE PROGRAM, (BECAUSE THE EU IS SLIPPING INTO RECESSION), THERE WILL BE MASSIVE REDEPLOYMENT OF ASSETS GLOBALLY.

THIS IS COMPLICATED BY THE FACT THAT BECAUSE OF QE1-2-3, THERE IS ALREADY A MASSIVE ASSET BUBBLE.

SO INVESTMENTS ARE GOING TO FIND IT VERY HARD TO REDEPLOY.

PRIVATE BUSINESSES WILL NOT SURGE THEIR INVESTMENTS.

BECAUSE STOCK ARE ALREADY SO HIGH, BIG ASSET MANAGERS WILL PROBABLY HAVE TO MAKE BIG BETS ON TO IPO'S LIKE ALIBABA - FURTHER INFLATING THE BUBBLE.

AS LONG AS CONSUMER'S INCOME AND AND CONSUMER SPENDING REMAINS FLAT AT BEST, THIS BUBBLE GROWS MORE PROBLEMATIC.

I SEE ONE WAY OUT:

A TWO PART PROGRAM THAT WILL INSTANTLY RAISE INCOMES AND REDUCE COSTS/PRICES - THEREBY IMMEDIATELY STIMULATING ECONOMIC GROWTH FOR ALL:
1 - A MORATORIUM ON ENERGY TAXES AND A ROLLBACK OF ENERGY AND EPA REGULATIONS AND AN OPENING UP OF ALL OIL/GAS EXPLORATION ON FEDERAL LANDS. 
2 - A ONE YEAR MORATORIUM ON PAYROLL TAXES - THUS GIVING PEOPLE A 7% RAISE AND BUSINESSES 7% MORE TO INVEST.
THESE TWO MOVES WOULD INSTANTLY INCREASE SPENDING AND GROW THE ECONOMY - AND DIRECTLY STIMULATE THE BUSINESSES WHICH BEST SATISFY CONSUMER NEEDS.

REDISTRIBUTION OF SLICES OF A SHRINKING PIE IS A TEMPORARY FIX AT BEST; IT DOESN'T REALLY HELP ANYONE IN THE LONG RUN.

WE REALLY NEED TO GROW THE PIE.

EVERYONE WINS WHEN WE GROW THE ECONOMY - EVERYONE THAT IS EXCEPT THAT STATISTS AND THEIR CRONIES.

A PLAN AS SIMPLE AND AS RADICAL AS MINE - AND ANY AND ALL OTHER REAL STIMULUS PLANS -  WOULD REQUIRE A WHITE HOUSE AND A CONGRESS UNDER CONTROL OF THE RIGHT.

THIS CAN'T POSSIBLY HAPPEN UNTIL 2017.

I HOPE WE CAN LAST THAT LONG.

THIS NOVEMBER WE CAN TAKE A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.

IN FACT, IT'S NOVEMBER OR NEVER.
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Date: Sunday, 14 Sep 2014 01:01
MORE PROOF THAT FWENCH CULTURE IS IN PERMANENT DECLINE:
BBC: France: Medoc marathon 'offers wine instead of water'
An annual race in France, which calls itself the world's longest marathon, is attempting to ease runners' pain by offering them gourmet food and wine on the way to the finish line. Le Marathon du Medoc - which takes place around Pauillac near Bordeaux on 13 September - sees runners dress up in Carnival-themed outfits to run the 26-mile (42.2km) circuit. Along the way they can tuck into a banquet of French delicacies from oysters to ice cream, washed down with glasses of fine wine. Participants get a rather generous six-and-a-half hours to complete the race, allowing time for pit stops at various chateaux lining the route. The hardest part for the runners, the Zapaday website suggests, may be to stay on a straight path. "Above all, I'm going to take advantage of the festivities," runner 44-year-old Bernard tells regional paper La Depeche du Midi.


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Date: Saturday, 13 Sep 2014 18:00
And back to Britain, we find the UK government dishing out sharia finance loans to Muslim students:
Muslim students are to be offered Sharia-compliant interest free loans by the government in an attempt to get more Islamic pupils to go to university.

Since tuition fees were increased in September 2012, many Muslim students have been put off continuing their education as it was expected the loans, which are paid back above the rate of inflation, would be used to cover the rising costs - contrary to their beliefs.

Following a four-month consultation, a new Sharia-friendly model which involves Muslim students paying a donation into a pool system instead of paying interest has been produced by the Department for Business Innovation & Skills (BIS).

The alternative scheme is expected to be introduced within the next three years, but BIS has denied it will pave the way for compliance with Sharia in a wider sense, saying: 'Sharia has no jurisdiction in England and Wales and the Government has no intention to change this position.'
Why bother to deny the obvious? It's already pretty clear sharia does have jurisdiction, because the UK government's enabled it. And getting more Muslims to attend universities will only ensure they become hotbeds for yet more radicalism. This is the public's tax pounds at work.
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Date: Saturday, 13 Sep 2014 17:50
There have been sharia gangs in Britain, and now, there's some in Germany too:
Muslim radicals have begun enforcing Islamic Sharia law on the streets of Wuppertal, a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, the state with the largest Muslim population in Germany.

In what government officials say is a blatant challenge to the rule of law and the democratic order in Germany, groups of young bearded Islamists — some wearing orange traffic safety vests emblazoned with the words "Sharia Police" — have declared parts of downtown Wuppertal to be a "Sharia Controlled Zone."

The self-appointed guardians of public morals have been distributing yellow leaflets that explain the Islamist code of conduct in the city's Sharia zones. They have urged both Muslim and non-Muslim passersby to listen to Salafist sermons and to refrain from alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, gambling, listening to music, pornography or prostitution.

A seven-minute propaganda video in German, entitled "Sharia Police: Coming Soon to Your City," shows a group of men led by a German convert to Islam, Sven Lau, roaming the streets of Wuppertal at night and pressing wayward youth to embrace radical Islam. In some instances, the men physically attempted to prevent young people from entering bars, casinos and discotheques; those who resisted were pursued and intimidated.

After local residents alerted German authorities, police stepped up their presence in downtown Wuppertal and also established a telephone hotline to enable citizens to report any possible criminal activity.

Local authorities, however, appear uncertain about how to proceed. [...]

More than a dozen Islamists between the ages of 19 and 30 are now being investigated on charges of illegal assembly. But the men have not been arrested and police say they have no legal authority to confiscate the orange vests, even though impersonating a police officer is a crime. Wuppertal's Public Prosecutor, Wolf-Tilman Baumert, says it remains unclear whether the men have done anything illegal. "The mere explaining of religious rules is not a crime," he said.
If they haven't been busted for their offensive hooliganism, then all this tells is they're showing weakness in the face of the intimidation. How do they expect to combat the growing problem then?
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MORE HERE
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Date: Friday, 12 Sep 2014 18:15
BREITBART: ENTIRE LEADERSHIP OF ISIS OPPOSITION WIPED OUT BY 'UNEXPLAINED' EXPLOSION
Nearly fifty senior commanders of a major coalition of Islamic 'moderates' opposed to ISIS in Syria have been killed by an explosion at their secret command bunker as they met to discuss strategy against the the Islamic State. The blast in the Northwest region of Idlib, Syria on Tuesday killed senior members of rebel group the Ahrar-al-Sham brigade (AaS), including leader Hassan Abboud and 45 others including senior members from other rebel alliance groups, reports The Times. The Idlib region stands in AaS territory, but it is close to the front-line with ISIS in neighbouring Aleppo.
THIS EVENT REMINDS OF WHAT HAPPENED ON 9/09//01:
The suicide bombing attack on a charismatic Afghan guerrilla leader [Ahmed Shah Massoud, the Lion of Panjshir and the commander of the Northern Alliance, ] Sept. 9 appears to have been a preemptive strike by Osama bin Laden and his supporters to eliminate a CIA-backed opponent who could have been a powerful ally on the ground in any U.S. retaliation for the terrorist assaults two days later on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, intelligence sources said over the weekend.
I HOPE I'M WRONG.
BUT JUST IN CASE: BRACE YOURSELVES...

UPDATE: MORE HERE.
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Date: Friday, 12 Sep 2014 13:58
WASH POST:
the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll ... : 
... the president’s approval has slipped among key parts of the Obama coalition — the women, youth and Latino voters most responsible for putting him into office.
Women surveyed said they disapprove of Obama by a 50 percent to 44 percent margin — nearing an all-time low in the poll. It’s almost the reverse of the 55 percent to 44 percent breakdown for Obama among female voters in 2012, according to exit polls.
 
His approval rating among women has slipped four percentage points from a year ago and 16 points since his second inaugural in January 2013, when his approval was 60 percent among the group. 
Among younger voting-age Americans, Obama’s approval rating stood at 43 percent. That marked an 11-point drop since June among those 18 to 29 years old. Voters younger than 30 supported Obama by 60 percent to 37 percent in 2012.
Meanwhile, support for Obama among Hispanics stood at 57 percent, which is down markedly from the first half of 2013, when approval among Latinos soared to about 75 percent.
 
Obama’s support remains solid among African Americans, with 87 percent approving of his job performance. That is a modest erosion from the 93 percent of black voters who supported his reelection.
WHAT ABOUT THE FUHREEEEEEKIN' JOOOOOOOOZE!?!?

JEWS SHOULD BE ABANDONING OBAMA TOO!

AND IF AFRICAN-AMERICANS REALLY UNDERSTOOD THAT OBAMA IS NOT ONE OF THEM, BUT A KENYAN-AMERICAN WHO GREW UP IN A MIDDLE-CLASS WAY AND NOT FROM THE GHETTO, THEN THEY'D LOOK AT THE RESULTS OF HIS POLICIES AND ABANDON OBAMA, TOO!

BOTTOM-LINE: 

THIS POLL SPELLS DOOM FOR THE DEMS AND SALVATION FOR THE NATION!


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Date: Friday, 12 Sep 2014 11:48
Thanks to Young Americans for Freedom, more than 250 schools around the USA have taken part in their special program for learning about the circumstances that led to 9-11. And:
If it weren't for the Foundation's student activists, most schools would ignore the anniversary of September 11. Even more worrisome are the professors who continue to blame America for the attacks. The Obama administration has even tried to change the meaning of 9/11 by turning the anniversary into a politically correct "national day of service." They would like us—and particularly young people—to forget who murdered nearly 3,000 innocent American men, women, and children.
No less worrisome is wondering how many of the same children will one day be learning in the same class as the crime-worshiping professors who blame the victims. I believe this is why YAF should make sure their program includes teaching students why they should be careful around ideologues who could espose dangerous beliefs, and teach why idol worship of flesh and blood humans can be ill advised.
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Some new information on the Lev Tahor cult reveals they were as abusive as previously thought:
MONTREAL — Sûreté du Québec investigators got help from Interpol and authorities in Israel to establish a criminal case against the ultra-Orthodox sect Lev Tahor.

These are among several new revelations from search warrants unsealed by a judge on Wednesday. The warrants were issued by a Quebec judge to SQ investigators to search the homes of Lev Tahor members in Chatham-Kent, Ont., last Jan. 28.

The warrants allege members of the community falsified government documents, and engaged in human trafficking.

The community of about 250 lived in Ste-Agathe-des-Monts, Que., for about a decade before youth protection authorities were alerted to allegations of widespread abuse and neglect. The Department of Youth Protection in the Laurentians ordered the parents of 14 children to appear in court last November, but the community fled en masse to Chatham-Kent, Ont. Last March, the community relocated again to Guatemala, though two of its members remain in foster families in Toronto.
If those children are still in foster care, they're lucky, as the following should make perfectly clear:

The case against Lev Tahor began in April of 2012, after the SQ received a letter from the lawyer of Nathan Helbrans, the adult son of the group’s leader, Rabbi Shlomo Helbrans. Nathan had left the sect earlier that year, telling Israeli media his resistance to orders brought him in conflict with the community’s leaders. Several members twisted his legs until they broke, he said.

Nathan Helbrans’s lawyer transmitted to the SQ a list of allegations of wrongdoing within the sect including:

The use of physical force as a method of punishment during classes for children.

Young girls of 13 and 14 years of age are tied up in basements when they disobey.

Teenage children of 14 and 15 years old are forced to marry older men.

Children are forcibly removed from their families and relocated with other families as instructed by Shlomo Helbrans for not being properly educated.

Members of the community are forced to take psychotropic drugs.

The community controls all money received by members from the government.

Children from other countries are sent to the community to be married to members of the community, and they arrive under false pretences in order to evade immigration authorities.


Over the course of their investigation, SQ investigators met with Nathan Helbrans as well as other former members of the community, and with concerned family members who live in Israel. The sect was started in Israel in the late 1980s by Helbrans, so many of the community’s members have Israeli passports and citizenship, as would their children. Helbrans resettled in Brooklyn in the 1990s, but he was deported after he was convicted of kidnapping a 13-year-old boy. He was granted refugee status in Canada in 2003, after claiming he would be persecuted in Israel were he to return, since he is against the establishment of the state of Israel.

Two weeks after beginning the investigation, SQ Investigator Stéphane Chartrand met with DYP worker Suzanne Tye, who told him she removed a girl from the community after meeting her in the hospital. The girl complained that she didn’t want to return, because she was promised to a man for marriage. She seemed scared, Tye said, and members of the community were constantly hanging around the hospital to ensure that she didn’t speak to authorities.

The document also makes reference to a December 2012 incident in which a 17-year-old girl was taken from the community by ambulance to the Children’s Hospital in Montreal. The girl told nursing staff she was physically beaten by her brother, sexually assaulted by her father and married at the age of 15 to a man who was 30. However, investigators were not able to speak with her when they arrived, because she was not coherent.

In co-operation with Interpol, the complaints of several former members of the sect and family members in Israel were passed on to the SQ. Names, and their relations to members of the community have been redacted from the document.

One family member said he visited the community to see a male relative in Ste-Agathe-des-Monts. He had married a woman when she was 14 years old and they had children together.

Another family member who visited the community heard leaders explain to members when they should hit children.

Both family members said they noticed children were not all living with their parents.

A former member said children are often removed from their families, and while some adapt well, others are constantly crying. He said that one of the community’s leaders, Mayer Rosner, took all his sources of revenue, saying he wasn’t capable to mange his own finances. The man had trouble in the community because his mother had refused to wear the black cloak that would cover most of her body. The man said he was beaten, and he witnessed several other beatings.

A third member said he was forced to take pills with every meal, and when he disobeyed, he was beaten by hand and with sticks, belts, crowbars and whips.

Another former member, Adam Brudzevski, told police in Quebec that he was forced to beat children with a belt in the community’s synagogue. He was also forced to create false documents for the ministry of education. He said the rabbi tells members of the community to see doctors and tell them specific symptoms in order to receive drugs. They were told to ask for specific drugs by name, he told police.

In August 2013, members of the DYP began visiting the community to try to improve the situation for the children living there. They met with several children, but they were not getting much co-operation. When DYP workers arrived on Nov. 18 to issue notices for two families to appear in court the next day, they found out the community had fled the previous evening in three buses, and the sum of $9,650 was paid in cash to the bus drivers when they arrived in Ste-Agathe, interviews with the drivers revealed.

The families missed several other court dates, and on Nov. 27, 14 children were ordered onto foster care. A youth court judge also issued an order to appear for all 120 of the children in the community. None has returned to Quebec since last November.
This is absolutely horrific, and furthers my disgust at the Canadian immigration board who gave Helbrans refugee status, allowing this terrible abuse to happen. Here's more from the Toronto Star, which stupidly describes the cult as a "sect", when they're definitely not that, nor are they true Judaists:

The child-protection probe began with a clash over Lev Tahor’s home-schooling regime. It was found that children were living in unsanitary conditions and some could speak or write in neither French nor English, part of Quebec’s mandatory curriculum.

But when police accompanied child welfare officials to the community in August 2013 — and were forced to wait over an hour to get access to the homes — they developed suspicions that all was not right within the sect. Among other things, they saw a man going house-to-house carrying a paper bag, according to the court documents.

“When police were finally able to enter the houses, the women and men right away presented their identity papers, either passports, immigration papers or health insurance cards,” the documents note.

Interviews with members revealed in the police document paint a disturbing portrait of life in the community. One unidentified person told police he was forcibly separated from his family upon their arrival there.

“He was placed with an unknown family ... he had nothing to eat; he had to beg,” the ITO states. The same person told of an incident in which a Lev Tahor member was ordered to hit a woman in the face because she refused Rabbi Helbrans’ orders to wear a long black gown resembling a burqa. The person told police all income had to be handed over to Lev Tahor’s leadership, and those who stepped out of line were forced to take psychiatric medication.

Brudzewsky also outlined a registration system whereby each family was allotted an amount of food each week from the general store, which they could obtain with coupons rather than their own funds, the documents state.

There were forced prayers on Saturday, the Jewish holy day, during which Lev Tahor members were required to pray for six hours in the morning followed by one hour of meditation. There were more prayers again in the afternoon and evening.

“Adam (Brudzewsky) indicated that during the prayers at the synagogue in Ste-Agathe-des-Monts, people were locked in the building ... the doors were locked with a key so that no one was able to leave,” police wrote in the documents.

Despite the police investigation and the scrutiny of child-welfare authorities in Quebec and Chatham-Kent, most of the Lev Tahor community successfully fled to Guatemala in the spring. Some children remain in foster care in Ontario, but the Lev Tahor families that stayed behind in Chatham appear to have left on Aug. 27, said Stephen Doig, executive director of Chatham-Kent Children’s Services.

The police have been alerted, but Doig said Wednesday the missing families have not been located.
If they left without their children, fine; they don't deserve to have any with the alarmingly abusive customs they forced upon them. What I want to know now is whether Israeli and Canadian authorities are going to press Guatemala to cooperate by shutting down Helbrans and his thugs for good, and save the children from such a sickening situation. This charade has gone on for far too long, and those Canadian authorities who allowed the gang to make their getaways so easily should be ashamed of themselves for acting irresponsibly.
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Date: Friday, 12 Sep 2014 01:14
PIRATES COVE:
Official ‘Partners of People’s Climate March in NYC:
  1. Communist Party USA
  2. Ecosocialist Horizons
  3. International Socialist Organization
  4. Democratic Socialists of America
  5. Freedom Road Socialist Organization
  6. Freedom Socialist Party
  7. Socialist Action
  8. Socialist Alternative
  9. Socialist Party USA
                Then, of course, there are lots of SEIU and 350.batsh*t insane chapters, Code Pink, the far far left Common Dreams, two chapters of Muslim Brotherhood linked CAIR, the insane World Can’t Wait, Teamsters, Women In Islam, MoveOn.org, and a whole raft of far left groups. 
                GREEN IS THE NEW RED.
                THEY'RE ALL WATERMELONS.
                UPDATE: POWER LINE HAS MORE.

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                Date: Friday, 12 Sep 2014 00:24
                Besides the screenshot of Gene Ha's troubling retweet, here's another screenshot of a retweet by an overrated leftist comics writer, this time being one Greg Rucka, who retweeted an item from one of England's worst papers, the Guardian:
                Sigh. As seen at the top left corner, Rucka retweeted this living-in-a-bubble apologia and victimhood, letting a serious downside of his show in the process. All on the eve of 2014's 9-11 Memorial. He actually buys into someone spouting taqqiya? I'd recommend he look to a better source on the issue at the Toronto Sun, and that he take a look at what Steve Crowder is quoting from the Koran in the following tweet:

                So, who's Rucka going to believe? The word of a propagandist writing for one of the worst newspapers in the UK who doesn't acknowledge a single verse from within the Koran, or that of a guy stateside who cares about his country's safety and has the guts to cite one of the most telling verses from Islam's leading book?

                And I hope Rucka's attending the 9-11 Memorial, because here's one Hollywooder who says liberals are turning a deaf ear and blind eye to 9-11. I don't think Rucka would want anybody to think he's just as bad as they are, would he?
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